EHNAC announces new accreditation program for cloud-enabled service providers
The Electronic Healthcare Network Accreditation Commission (EHNAC), a non-profit, federally recognized standards development organization and accrediting body for organizations that electronically exchange healthcare data, announced today that it has finalized the criteria for Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program along with the accreditation achievements of three cloud-computing vendors – FIGmd, Inc.; HealthcarePays Network, LLC; and MedicaSoft.
Developed by industry-peers, CEAP is offered exclusively for the users of FedRAMP-certifiedCloud Service Providers (CPSs) – regardless of the healthcare data exchange model the CSP supports. This program is available to organizations who are already accredited or have become candidates of at least one other EHNAC-accreditation program.
In response to the inherent privacy and security vulnerabilities of exchanging healthcare data across the cloud, EHNAC’s Cloud-Enabled Accreditation Program establishes a framework of trust between stakeholders, and recognizes superior capabilities through the extensive review in the areas of privacy, security, mandated standards and key operational functions. CEAP assesses health information and oversight for meeting privacy and security, HIPAA, HITECH, Omnibus Rule and ACA requirements, as well as technical performance, business processes and resource management. The comprehensive CEAP program requires 74 unique criterions to be met by applying organizations, in addition to coordination with the organization’s CSP.